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Leash recommendations

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good leash to begin loose leash training with a new puppy?
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Small lightweight cheap 6 foot nylon. Puppies tend to chew through their first leash or two and that's almost guaranteed if you spend a lot on one.


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I did get an indestructible tether lead, but need a leash for puppy classes and such..
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I bought the lightest small one. Mine never chewed any of their leashes. If you really get into it after puppy school you could find a confirmation class. Their fun and only about $10.00 a class. They go more into lose lead training.And even if you aren't showing its fun.

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Don't get frustrated with the loose leash walking. It takes a lot of time and even more with some pups (mine especially)

I agree with the 6' nylon leash.

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they will want you to have a light weight leash (nylon) and skinny for puppy class.

I got yelled at in my first puppy class. I've only had big dogs (+120 lbs) so leash weight is a non-issue.

but my Ollie still uses his first and only nylon leash. it's a little nibbled on but still functional.
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I had a light nylon lead for Charlie when we started loose leash training. The trainer recommended a heavier lead and it really made a difference - it definitely seemed to slow him down a bit. I even think his walk changed - he seemed to become very self-important as if he had a new responsibility to carry this lead.
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We use this one, EzyDog LITE Soft Trainer Leash http://store.ezydog.com/soft-trainer-leash/. Canela chewed on hers but its still use-able....knock-on-wood, Vino hasn't had a taste for it (yet).

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I even think his walk changed - he seemed to become very self-important as if he had a new responsibility to carry this lead.
How old was he when you switched to the heavier leash?

I tried a heavier leash on Vino and he didn't care for it, he took a few steps, tried to shake it off, paw at it and then just sat down and look up on me as to say "Mommy its heavy" he refused to move. So, we switch back to the lighter one, I might try it again now that he's older and bit bigger.

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Forgot to mention - you can find these at most big store pet store or AmazonPrime (don't forgot to use AmazonSmile too). Their website has a store locator too.

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